A Few Woolfest Thank You’s …

First of all, yes thank you, Woolfest was  fantastic. Every time I turned round I saw another familiar face and by lunch time my jaw was aching from so much smiling and laughter. The range of stalls was everything I could have hoped for, lots of familiar faces and some new yarn suppliers / dyers I hadn’t come across before. Needless to say I spent too much and came home with the longest wish list ever!

So, back to those thank you’s…

First off, a big thank you to Kerrie from Inside Crochet, who promised to save me a subscriber goody bag and didn’t forget. I stopped off at the Inside Crochet stall as soon as I arrived and introduced myself, I’m glad I did. Kerrie and Wayne were lovely, and my goody bag was filled with all kinds of treats.

I did stop by later in the day to show off some of my purchases – but couldn’t get near enough to chat – so many people browising the magazines and (hopefully) taking out subscriptions. Kerrie’s company publish “Knit” alongside“Inside Crochet”, and also my favourite “lifestyle” magazine of the moment, “Handmade Living” (I’ll be doing a full review of issue 3 very soon – but I’m still busy sewing a couple a projects from issue 2)!!

My second thank you goes to Vikki from Wild Fire Fibres, not only did she let me fondle all her yarn  mind her stall while she went for lunch, she tucked all my purchases under her table as I’d bought more than I could carry – including a gorgeous sock yarn she had dyed the most glorious shade of pink (it’s destined for socks – Knitsister will be proud of me!)

I’ll be doing a few posts over the next couple of weeks telling you about some of the sights and sounds of Woolfest, but can’t end this post without saying a big thank you to all the Woolfest organising team and all the volunteers to helped out on the day. I can’t begin to imagine how much work goes into making Woolfest run so efficiently and yet remain so down to earth and friendly (the friendliest fibre event of the year I would say). Needless to say, I’ll be back next year and hopefully meeting up with some new friends I made this year. Why not put it on your calendar now and come with me? (Third weekend of June 2012).

Tx

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  1. Hi Tracey, it was lovely to meet you at Woolfest – I have enjoyed reading through your latest posts. I did think I hadn’t spent too much …. but then I remembered that the dreaded credit card had been used! Looking forward to reading more, Anne xx

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  2. You clearly had a fantastic time, I love the sock yarn and can’t wait to see the finished project. I am trying to go next year, so possibility of going together sounds great.
    See you hopefully Friday 8 July for Knit group x

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